One of my favorite local wine events, the Linganore Wine Festival, will begin its summer series this weekend, May 29-30. If you're in town for the Memorial Day holiday, I'd strongly advise you to check it out. If you can't make this one, the next festivals will be held in June, July, August and October.
The wine festival will be held at the Linganore Winecellars Vineyard in Mt. Airy, MD which isn't too far from Frederick, MD (about an hour outside of DC and 20 minutes from Baltimore).
The wine festival is $15 for adults, $10 for children 18-20, and FREE for those under 18. For adults, you will receive a wine glass and have the option to sample nearly 20 different wines. You can also purchase wine for your drinking pleasure while you relax and listen to the musical entertainment.
My personal favs are the blueberry and raspberry wines, they're amazing and I'd especially recommend them if you like sweet, dessert wines. In addition to the wine tastings, there will be food and art vendors. If you'd prefer to bring your own food that's fine, you just can't bring any outside alcoholic beverages. Make sure to bring chairs and/or blankets.
The first musical performance typically begins at noon, but it's suggested you get there around 11, because the earlier the better. This festival always has a huge turnout so it's better to get there early to get situated in a good spot then to sit in traffic and miss all of the fun.
For more information about this festival and those upcoming, visit http://www.linganore-wine.com/PDF/festflyer.pdf. Cheers!